Time Out says
The narrative hanger is a clichéd immigrant rags-to-riches tale replete with standard-issue accoutrements – from the hero’s uncriticised materialist ambitions to his romanticised relationship with an attractive prostitute (Reyhan Sahin).
But the story is dressed in divertingly realist clothing, ranging from cinematographer Matthias Bolliger’s accurate rendering of the film’s Turkish-immigrant milieu to the mainly laudable attempt of the script (inspired by gangster Jacques Mesrine’s autobiography ‘Instinct of Death’) to render the contradictory pulls of individualism and familial and fraternal loyalty in psychologically credible terms, and the committed performances of the cast.
- Release date:Friday 21 August 2009
- Duration:92 mins
Cast and crew
- Director:Özgür Yildirim
- Denis Moschitto
- Moritz Bleibtreu
- Volkan Dezcan
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